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MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 11:00am PST
figure, in her own rite as president obama entered the stabds he shook hands with cuban president raul castro. that's the second time in 20 years that a sitting president has shook hands with a communist leader. george w. bush and jimmy carter also attended. despite the rain they sang and cheered along through the whole program. ♪ >> three of mandela's 18 grandchildren were greeted with cheers as they stepped to the podium to speak for the mandela family. >> tower over the world like a comet, leaving streaks of light for us to follow. we salute you, mandiba. >> the giant tree has fallen, scattering bright leaves, each indicating messages of peace and love and reconciliation. >> of the wind, of the land, where black and white and rich and poor and men and women and children must live side by side dreaming the same dream, realizing that we salute you. >> president obama got quite the warm welcome. he also greeted the mandela family before he paid tribute to the man he praised as a giant of history. >> over 30 years ago, while still a student, i learned of nelson mandela and the struggl
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 11:00am PST
. >> president obama and the first lady are in route to south africa where nearly 90 world leaders are expected to attend tomorrow's memorial service for nelson mandela. also on air force one, former president george w. bush, his wife laura and former secretary of state hillary clinton. former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter are traveling separately. the only living president not able to attend george h.w. bush, at 89 can no longer travel such a long distance. it will be held in soweto where nelson mandela made his final public appearance in 2010. ron, you have half of the world's leaders gathering, that stadium seats 95,000. it is an open air and presented significant challenges security wise. >> reporter: yes, there's perhaps not been an event like this ever, dare i say, the most comparable is the funeral of pope john paul ii in 2005 where there was 3 million people and 75 or 80 world leaders who attended. this is going to be an amazing day tomorrow. there's a lot of anticipation already. behind me you can hear people in the streets here still singing and dancing and sell bragt the l
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 11:00am PST
, including president obama, who said he would support a senate measure to raise the federal minimum wage. the president reiterated that message in his speech yesterday with a line that drew the biggest applause. >> and we know that there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail sales people who work their tails off and are still living at or barely above poverty. and that's why it's well past the time to raise a minimum wage that in real terms right now is below where it was when harry truman was in office. >> meanwhile, the national restaurant association, an industry lobbying group, pushed back in a statement calling the rallies, quote, a coordinated pr campaign engineered by national labor groups. nbc's katy tur has more outside a restaurant in brooklyn where dozens of workers have gathered. >> reporter: tamron, the protest has made its way to brooklyn. there are about 100 or so workers outside this wendy's in brooklyn chanting just a moment ago "we can't survive on $7.25." they're also holding signs, asking for the right to unionize. they're sayi
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 11:00am PST
want to read john cornyn said, the website is the least of obama care's problems. now are shifting about the complaining of the website and slow moving site to the policy and their disdain for this program. >> reporter: very true. we're going to see them tocontie to do that in the house of representatives, the house ways and means on health care, administration officials where they'll move forward with concerns regarding what they believe is the misleading claim by democrats and you got it, you like it, you keep it. this website news is real welcome news for a lot of house democrats for a long time felt that the administration hung them out to dry. remember, a lot of folks in 2010 lost their jobs over this law. this website to be up and running, it makes it at least more politically viable because you can say while there may have been problems in the get-go, at least people are getting health care and getting those life saving benefits. what's going to be interesting to see going forward, what's the next gop line of attack on the law? they've done everything they can to delay the i
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am PST
would be involved. the group, formerly obama for america, now organizing for action, has come out with its own efforts. this is more important than anything else. the show of the new coordinated effort going forward on this very cause. >> peter, thank you very much. joining me now is democratic congressman james clyburn of south carolina. thank you for your time. >> thank you for having me. >> what details have you been privy to, for these daily events rolled out through december 23rd. will it be leadership like yourself? what kind of community outreach have you heard we'll see for the next few days here? >> i think it's going to be all hands on deck as you mentioned regarding getting the website to function properly. i think to get the message out as it should be gotten out that there's going to be a coordinated effort between the members of congress and the administration trying to make sure that the people who want access, a million yesterday, 350,000 plus already today, making sure that it gets to 2 million a day if that's what is required. you know, we said 800,000 a day and
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 11:00am PST
white house as well, which confirmed this morning that president obama and first lady michelle obama will participate in memorial events. the guest list for his funeral will likely include every living u.s. president able to travel along with dignitaries from around the world and celebrities across the globe today, countless newspapers paying tribute. as president obama says now belongs to the ages. >> we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> and this morning, on the "today" show, former secretary of state colin powell who attended mandela's inauguration, shared what he meant to him. >> a man who never forget his principles, prepared to go to prison as long as it took in defense of his principles and as he said on a number of occasions, i'm ready to give my life forewhat i believe in. and he triumphed. >> world leaders have been paying tribute including pope francis, who in a telegram writes, since his death was announced there's been celebration and vigils and services in mandel
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am PST
president obama addresses 140 described as youth leaders. let's go back to bill pascrell. the president said the same thing yesterday, as long as he's president this law will not be repealed and moving full steam ahead. today we're hearing from speaker boehner's office and the strategy appears is that they continue to highlight individual stories about canceled plans and higher costs. not reacting to the president's challenge and asking if there's a better idea. what's your reaction? >> speaker boehner was -- would move advance his position a lot further if he put in the good examples as well as the bad examples. we can all pick out situations that are horrific and cast -- the president is on course. this is not going to be repe repealed. the president is making changes and administration is making changes and they should. we not only have a problem in terms of rollout of this legislation of the aca, but we also have problems in terms -- we all know that, but look how long it took the social security system to get moving. look how long it took medicare and now, let's look to just plan b
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